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Public Spending Management and Macroeconomic Interdependence


  • Giovanni Ganelli



This paper studies the international macroeconomic effects of microeconomic measures, aimed at improving the efficiency of public spending management by increasing the price-elasticity of public consumption. In order to do this, we develop a New Open Economy Macroeconomics (NOEM) model in which the elastiity of substitution between differentiated goods in public consumption is different from the one in private consumption and the optimal mark-up is endogenous. This allows us to disentangle the international effects of structural reforms that improve the efficiency of spending in the public sector. We find that such policies can significantly affect the macroeconomic interdependence pattern that follows asymmetric fiscal shoocks. In welfare terms, we find that the countries with a larger government sector have an incentive to promote global "public competition policies".
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  • Giovanni Ganelli, 2008. "Public Spending Management and Macroeconomic Interdependence," Open Economies Review, Springer, vol. 19(2), pages 241-259, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:openec:v:19:y:2008:i:2:p:241-259
    DOI: 10.1007/s11079-007-9018-8

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    Public competition policies; Macroeconomic interdependence; Government spending; E62; F41; H11;

    JEL classification:

    • E62 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Fiscal Policy
    • F41 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Open Economy Macroeconomics
    • H11 - Public Economics - - Structure and Scope of Government - - - Structure and Scope of Government


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